Wyndham Hotel Group Adds Second Upscale Wyndham Hotel in Turkey
Expands company’s portfolio of properties in the country to 20
ISTANBUL (July 1, 2013) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the newly constructed, 307-room Wyndham Istanbul Petek, the second upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property to open in Turkey in just six months.
The opening of Wyndham Istanbul Petek adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing presence in Turkey, becoming the 20th property in the country to fly a Wyndham Hotel Group brand flag. Currently, the company has properties open and operating under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, TRYP by Wyndham® and Ramada® brands. The first TRYP by Wyndham hotel opened in Istanbul in December 2012 and the latest addition to the Ramada brand in the country, the 395-room Ramada Resort Antalya Lara, opened its doors this week in the Turkish Riviera.
In addition to an established midscale and upscale presence, Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans to launch its Super 8® brand in Turkey through an exclusive development agreement with İlbak Turizm İşletmeleri Ve Yatirim A.Ş. A total of 20 Super 8 hotels are expected to open in the country over the next 10 years. With over 2,300 properties, the brand has more hotels than any other economy hotel chain in the world.
“We are thrilled to welcome yet another stunning Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in Turkey, a country that is integral to our growth strategy in the region,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The popularity of the recently opened Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina has proven there is strong demand for the Wyndham® brand in the country. We look forward to working with our partners on opportunities to add more quality hotels here in the years ahead.”
Located less than 10 kilometres from Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport, accommodation at the five-star, 21-storey Wyndham Istanbul Petek includes 241 guest rooms and 27 suites, as well as 39 apartments designed for extended stays. The hotel also features extensive meeting space, including a 586-square-metre ballroom and 14 meeting rooms totalling over 1,970 square metres, as well as a large fitness suite and 500 parking spaces.
Dining options at the hotel range from a lobby bar to all-day dining and speciality restaurants, with the added convenience of 24-hour room service. Guests looking to relax and unwind can take advantage of the hotel’s 130-square-metre swimming pool and tranquil spa area with four treatment rooms, while those looking for retail therapy are able to browse a selection of exclusive retail outlets surrounding a piazza on the ground floor.
Owned and developed by Kilicbey Turizm Isletmeleri Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, with design input from renowned architects Metex Design, the construction and opening of the hotel has created an estimated 200 jobs and drew upon craftsmanship from around the world, including bespoke glass chandeliers handmade in the Czech Republic.
“Istanbul is a dynamic city and a melting pot of culture and diversity, representing every aspect of Turkish life,” said Mehmet Buyukkidik, chairman of the board, Kilicbey Turizm Isletmeleri Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi. “We are extremely pleased to invest in this city through the opening of Wyndham Istanbul Petek and to work with the world’s largest hotel company to bring world-class service and best-in-class guest amenities to the country.”
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotel Group or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travellers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and over 631,800 rooms in 66 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S.A., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels and offers nearly seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.